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Crystal W. Yu


(213) 576-5025
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2013

  • Dean’s Merit Scholar
  • Intramural Trial Advocacy Honors Program Competition, 2010
  • Intramural Moot Court Honors Program Competition, 2010
  • ABA Arbitration Competition, 2011

B.A., Law and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008

  • Dean’s Scholarship


  • Korean

Crystal W. Yu is a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, and Employment Law practice groups. Ms. Yu represents both large and small businesses in a wide array of commercial disputes involving franchisor/franchisee litigation, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. Ms. Yu also specializes in defending employers and franchisors in wrongful termination suits including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Yu represented major healthcare institutions in all aspects of employment litigation and successfully second-chaired a jury trial that resulted in a unanimous verdict in favor of her client. In addition, Ms. Yu obtained significant experience in the area of medical malpractice defense, defending physicians and hospitals against negligence and elder abuse actions. She prepared and argued successful motions for summary judgment and adjudication during her practice.



Community Involvement

American Board of Trial Advocates Trial School Program